SIDAM 25 (Mistral)

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Sistema Italiano Difesa Aerea Mobile, 25mm (Mistral)
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AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
10.0/10.0/10.0BR
Class
3 peopleCrew
123 %Visibility
front / side / backArmour
38 / 44 / 38Hull
38 / 25 / 25Turret
Mobility
14.3 tWeight
404 hp212 hpEngine power
28.3 hp/t14.8 hp/tPower-to-weight ratio
70 km/h forward
17 km/h back
65 km/h forward
15 km/h back
Speed
Armament
Mistral SATCPRocket
6 roundsAmmunition
6 roundsBelt capacity
120 shots/minFire rate
-5° / 87°Vertical guidance
two-planeStabilizer
up to 1 km/hFire on the move
4 x 25 mm Oerlikon KBA cannonMain weapon
660 roundsAmmunition
1 / 1.3 sReload
150 roundsBelt capacity
550 shots/minFire rate
-5° / 87°Vertical guidance
two-planeStabilizer
Economy
390000 Rp icon.pngResearch
1020000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png4410 / 5777/4100 / 5371/16000 / 20960Repair
290000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
1020000 Sl icon.pngExperts
2100 Ge icon.pngAces
232 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
150 % Sl icon.png150 % Sl icon.png150 % Sl icon.png

Description

GarageImage SIDAM 25 (Mistral).jpg


The Sistema Italiano Difesa Aerea Mobile, 25mm (Mistral) is a rank VII Italian SPAA with a battle rating of 10.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.91 "Night Vision".

General info

Survivability and armour

Armour type:

  • Aluminium Alloy 7039
  • Structural steel
  • Steel (Cannons and Missile Launchers)
Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull 38 mm (46°), 29 mm (46°) Front glacis

38 mm (25°) Lower glacis

44 mm Top

32 mm Bottom

38 mm (10°) 38 mm (89°) Front

38 mm (89°) Rear

Turret 38 mm (24°) Turret front

25 mm (1°) Gun mantlet

25 mm (0°) 25 mm (1°) 25 mm (89°)

Mobility

Game Mode Max Speed (km/h) Weight (tons) Engine power (horsepower) Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Forward Reverse Stock Upgraded Stock Upgraded
Arcade 70 17 14.3 301 404 21.05 28.25
Realistic 65 15 188 212 13.15 14.83

Armaments

Main armament

Main article: Oerlikon KBA (25 mm)

The SIDAM 25 (Mistral) is armed with 4 x 25 mm cannons, with the main purpose of destroying aircraft. Like almost all SPAA armaments, these cannons are not designed to disable or destroy tanks. It is capable of destroying other SPAA, and some SPGs, but it is limited in its anti-tank effectiveness. It carries 660 rounds for each cannon, giving a total of 2,640 rounds.

25 mm Oerlikon KBA (x4) Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 660 (150) 550 -5°/+87° ±180° Two-plane 105.7 __._ __._ __._ __._ _.__ _.__ _.__ _.__
Realistic 71.4 __._ __._ __._ __._

Ammunition

Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
M792 HEI-T* 3 3 3 3 3 3
M791 APDS 81 80 76 70 66 61
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
Mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(m)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
M792 HEI-T* 1,100 0.5 0 0.1 54.4 79° 80° 81°
M791 APDS 1,345 0.13 N/A N/A N/A 75° 78° 80°

Ammo racks

Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
4th
rack empty
5th
rack empty
6th
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
2 __ (+__) __ (+__) __ (+__) __ (+__) __ (+__) __ (+__) __

Additional armament

Main article: Mistral SATCP

The SIDAM also possesses 6 surface-to-air (SAM) Launchers, for its Mistral missiles. These can be guided by the Optical tracking system onto the target and have an approximate effective range of 4 km. However jets will most likely to evade the missiles if fired from this range, so it is suggested that you wait to fire these at a closer range than 4 km where it will be more difficult for them to react and evade. The history section (at the bottom of this page) suggests that using the cannon at short range, and missiles for longer range targets, is the best tactic.

Mistral SATCP missile
Capacity (Belt) Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer
6 (6) -5°/+87° ±180° Two-plane

Ammunition

Shell details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
(m/s)
Range
(m)
Projectile
Mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(m)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
Mistral SATCP AAM 1,000 4,000 (all-aspect) 18.7 1 10 1,780 47° 56° 65°

Ammo racks

Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
4th
rack empty
5th
rack empty
6th
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
6 __ (+__) __ (+__) __ (+__) __ (+__) __ (+__) __ (+__) __

Usage in battles

The SIDAM, with its optronic guidance and a powerful arsenal of weaponry, is more than capable of taking down most aircraft within range. Helicopters, with their flare, present an issue for the missiles, but unlike the Stormer HVM, the SIDAM has guns! This allows you to dispatch a helicopter with ease, although you may choose to fire missiles to take down a particularly experienced player, as this will not only give you an opportunity to kill him, your teammates may be able to take him down. The SIDAM, like most other anti-aircraft vehicles, has virtually no useful armour and is very susceptible to incoming fire including some heavy machine gun rounds. Fortunately, it has a reasonable range, so it should be able to protect its team from a distance. As the history does point out, the crews assigned to this vehicle tended to fire missiles at long-range targets and then utilised the cannons at closer targets. Unfortunately, its missiles launchers, although a great asset, is also on the top of the turret, leaving them very exposed. Much like most anti-aircraft and missile tanks, if these missiles are hit while still in the launchers, they will most likely detonate and cause damage to the vehicle.

Modules

Tier Mobility Protection Firepower
I Tracks Parts Horizontal Drive
II Suspension Brake System FPE Adjustment of Fire
III Filters Crew Replenishment Elevation Mechanism M791
IV Transmission Engine Artillery Support Laser rangefinder

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Compared to the previous SIDAM 25, the Mistral model has SAMs
  • Has reasonable mobility
  • Cannons have relatively high rate of fire
  • The APDS belt can go through most tanks' side armour

Cons:

  • Armour is extremely inadequate, heavy machine guns even from a far can cut right trough
  • Without the HEI-T ammo belt the main cannons are rather inadequate against most top tier aircraft
  • Missiles can only be utilised for anti-air attacks
  • Missile launchers are highly exposed on the top of the tank
  • Does not have a search radar
  • Missiles have an absolute maximum range of 5.5 km
  • Suffers heavily from hull break

History

Modernization plans for the SIDAM 25 were drawn up in late 1994, when Italian engineers proposed the up-arming of the vehicle with Mistral surface-to-air missiles in order to give it better long-range capabilities and improve its performance as a whole.

The missiles were to be distributed between two launchers, with each launcher containing three missiles. As such, the vehicle could then utilize the missiles against targets at long range, whilst preserving the cannon armament for close-range engagements.

The modernization of the SIDAM 25s with Mistral SAMs was expected to begin in the early 2000s, alongside some other potential upgrades as well.

- From Devblog

Media

See also

Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:

  • reference to the series of the vehicles;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links


Italy anti-aircraft vehicles
AS 42 · M42 Contraereo · R3 T20 FA-HS · SIDAM 25 · SIDAM 25 (Mistral) · OTOMATIC